>Can someone please recommend specs for both a front end and a back end
>We have about 500 Users. Probably all will be mapi to the backend. and 300
>using OWA to the front end
>From Dell I got for front end server:
>Dual PIII 1.4 GHZ
>1 GB Ram
>3 36GB RAID Configuration (72GB Total)
>For BAck End
>Dual 2.8 GHZ Xeon
>2 GB Ram
>2 36GB (System Mirror) 3 (73GB) RAID 5 config
you don't need that much storage.
I'd be a little concerned about front ending 300 users on one box
unless the concurrency were quite low. If you're going to have 300
concurrent then you might like to look at another FE box and use NLB
to keep the users life simple. Another of what you've got would be
ideal if it were me in the driving seat.
I don't like the back end disk config since you only get 3 drives in a
raid 5 you're wasting 72GB of storage and exposing your drive loss too
much. Is it too late to get a box that has two 18GB in a mirror and
then at least 4 36GB drives for the RAID5.
Mark Arnold MCSE MVP
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